THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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ROYAL ADELPHI THEATRE

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1878-1879

Edited by Frank McHugh and Gilbert B. Cross

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

Alfred L. Nelson and Gilbert B. Cross, General Editors

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

1992

Contents

Theatre Information

Royal Adelphi Theatre. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00 (7:30 after 31 May)

Ticket prices: private boxes 1 to 6 guineas, stalls 10/-, dress circle 5/-, upper boxes 3/-, pit 2/-, amphitheatre 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

2 September 1878 - 27 September 1879

323 performances: 10 matinee, 313 evening

Benefit (1): Hermann Vezin (2 Jul 1879)
Dark (23): Christmas (25 Dec 1878)
Theatre closed for renovations (3 Feb 1879, 4 Feb 1879, 5 Feb 1879, 6 Feb 1879, 7 Feb 1879, 8 Feb 1879, 10 Feb 1879, 11 Feb 1879, 12 Feb 1879, 13 Feb 1879, 14 Feb 1879, 15 Feb 1879, 17 Feb 1879, 18 Feb 1879, 19 Feb 1879, 20 Feb 1879, 21 Feb 1879, 22 Feb 1879, 24 Feb 1879, 25 Feb 1879)
Ash Wednesday (26 Feb 1879)
Good Friday (11 Apr 1879)

The Season

Benjamin Webster was still proprietor this season, but Agostino and Stefano Gatti, London restaurateurs, succeeded Frederick B. Chatterton as "sole lessees and managers."

The Gattis assembled an excellent acting company, a fact frequently mentioned in the reviews, and showed a willingness to experiment long absent from the Adelphi. Writing of the dull theatrical times preceding Easter, the Theatre said, "At the Adelphi, however, a bold and liberal bid for popularity was made by the Messrs. Gatti; new brooms determined to sweep very clean, no matter what may be the cost of such an operation" (1 April, p. 187). The reference was to The Crimson Cross, which opened on 27 February.

In the first part of the season, until the theatre closed for repairs on 1 February, Proof, which had begun in the spring of 1878, still headed the BILL: "Mr. Burnand's well-constructed version of Une Cause Celebre, an ingenious and striking, if somewhat lengthy, melodrama, still holds its own at the Adelphi, a house which has not of late years been too largely blessed with the breath of public applause" (Times, 27 December, p. 36). The Daily Telegraph was impressed: "All the parts of the story are made to act and react on each other with the certainty and precision of watchwork, and those movements are so accurate in their adjustment that the plot always strikes, so to speak, at the exact time." During its long run, four actors took the principal role of Pierre Lorence: Bandmann, Charles Kelly, Henry G. Neville and Hermann Vezin. This "ancient Adelphi drama" was revived ten years later at the Princess's with Carlotta Leclercq in the cast (Sherson, London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 181).

The Gatti brothers showed their good intentions by engaging the theatre's architect, Spencer Chadwick, to make extensive renovations and redecorations during the three week interregnum. The Times felt the work had been carried out in "a superior manner."

The house reopened on 27 February, with an elaborate new piece, The Crimson Cross, written by "Saville Rowe" (C. W. Scott). The play failed, as everyone, including the author himself after the fact, conceded. But the cast and staging exceeded recent Adelphi standards. The Theatre expressed the general view: "Miss Adelaide Neilson, Mr. Hermann Vezin, and Mr. Henry G. Neville are each of them artists who have made for themselves a prominent position and can command high remuneration for their services. The mounting of the play was elaborate, and many of the dresses were the best of their kind that have been seen on the stage for many a long day" (1 April, p. 187). Queen Isabella was Miss Neilson's last original role.

In the excitement of this first Gatti undertaking, perhaps, "Saville Rowe" overstated the originality of his contribution and provoked critical invective more entertaining than The Crimson Cross itself. He defended his claims to originality of authorship with such arguments as the following:

I am asked by a manager to do a "new" version of Nos Intimes, by Sardou. . . . The manager does not want the "old" versions, but a new one. I change the scenes, the characters . . . rightly or wrongly I venture to reconstruct, and I offer the result to the public. Am I a dishonest man and an impostor if I call this a new play and tell the public from whence I derive my material? (Theatre, 1 May, p. 228).

But Dutton Cook, one of several of Rowe's critics, would not have this sophistry. He pointed out that in the Adelphi playbill, which "had the air of conveying much information," Rowe had provided obfuscation and not information about the specific source of his work, an old play, Perrinet Leclerc, which he had followed closely but not even named in the playbill. And as for Rowe's "reconstruction" of the original:

It is quite true that Mr. Rowe made certain alterations in the elder drama: otherwise The Crimson Cross would have been not an adaptation but a translation. He professes to have reconstructed Perrinet Leclerc; but this I cannot admit. . . . The leading characters and incidents of the French play are substantially reproduced in the English version. With one omission, the scenes in Perrinet Leclerc are identical with the scenes in The Crimson Cross and follow each other in the same order (Theatre, 1 June, p. 310).

In his final sally Cook reflected on the vanity of adapters: "According to my experience, adapters are naturally apt to plume themselves upon their originality, and are never more confident that the inventive faculty is strongly animating them than when they are translating from a foreign language" (p. 311).

Sheridan Knowle's Hunchback, a stop-gap when The Crimson Cross failed, ran for more than fifty performances instead of the twelve originally contemplated. This was largely due to the strong cast. "A cast," the Times said, "including Mr. Hermann Vezin, Mr. Henry Neville, Mr. Flockton, Mr. Harcourt, Miss Neilson, and Miss Lydia Foote is not to be found every day" (24 March, p. 10).

Sheridan's School for Scandal played only three weeks, but its very appearance on the Adelphi bill shows how the Gattis' management differed from Chatterton's. The Theatre said that Miss Neilson and Flockton were excellent actors in their lines, but they were not suitable for "Sheridan's merry wit" (1 June, p. 327).

The costume drama, Richelieu survived only five performances. It was an opportunity for Hermann Vezin to shine, and the Examiner approved.

It is a piece of acting worthy of our stage in its best days, and fit to take rank with the best work now to be seen during the French tenure of the Gaiety. It leaves us at a loss to understand why a performer as gifted is not oftener seen in parts of this kind. . . . All who have seen his Richelieu, and all who regard him as we do, as occupying the very first rank of English speaking artists, must look with earnest solicitude for his next appearance in a part alike worthy of his great powers (quoted in the Times, 15 July 1879).

Miss Neilson closed her engagement with Amy Robsart, Halliday's adaptation of Kenilworth, supported by Bella Pateman, Neville and Vezin. The Daily Telegraph commented that Miss Neilson "resumes possession of a part, not only originally played by her, but peculiarly adapted to display to the best those endowments conferred by nature, and those acquirements of her art since attained by assiduous study in the higher paths of her profession" (quoted in the Times, 20 June 1879). At the end of this season, Miss Neilson went to America for a short time and then traveled to France, where she died on 15 August.

Tom Taylor's Ticket-of-Leave Man was the final major production of the season. Neville played his original role of Bob Brierley, which he performed more than two thousand times in his career. Lydia Foote was May Edwards, a role she played in part of the first run of this play. The Sunday Times said she "was once more supremely tender and touching in her original part of May Edwards" (Times, 16 August 1879).

The season ended 27 September 1879.

FM

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Theatre Management And Functionaries Commentary

Chatterton was lessee and manager to 1 February. In The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 3rd. ed. (ed. Phyllis Hartnoll), p. 214, col. 1, lines 2-3, there is a note that Wilhelm's real name was William John Charles Pitcher

Authors

Boucicault, Dion L. London Assurance (19 Apr 1879)
Brough, William Number One Round the Corner (31 May 1879)
Buckstone, John B. Kiss in the Dark, A (12 Apr 1879)
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. Richelieu (2 Jul 1879)
Burnand, Francis C. Proof (2 Sep 1878)
Dance, Charles Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879)
Halliday, Andrew Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879)
Hazlewood, Colin H. Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879)
Knowles, James S. Hunchback, The (22 Mar 1879)
Manuel, E. Crimson Cross, The (27 Feb 1879)
Morton, John M. Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879)
Scott, Clement W. Crimson Cross, The (27 Feb 1879)
Sheridan, Richard B. School for Scandal, The (14 May 1879)
Suter, William E. Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878)
Taylor, Tom Ticket-of-Leave Man, The (26 Apr 1879)
Unknown Shrimps for Two (2 Sep 1878)
Williams, Thomas J. Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Levey, William C. Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879)

Choreographers

Dewinne, Henri Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879)

Actors

Ashley

Leclerc (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Captain Charles (20) in Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879)

Bernard, J. P.

Martin (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Thomas (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Martin (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); servant to Joseph (8) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 29 May 1879); Mr. McIntosh Moke (36) in Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Brooke, Edward H.

Captain O'Scuttle (1) in Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879); De Mauprat (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Butler, C.

Sir Henry Lee (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); first courtier (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Byrnes, M. D.

Goldthread (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); waiter (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Solomon Isaacs (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); first sergeant (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); first secretary (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); servant to Charles (8) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 29 May 1879); servant to Joseph (14) in School for Scandal (31 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Brunton (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Mr. Eglantine Roseleaf (36) in Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Celli, Frank H.

Sir Harry Bumper (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Charles, Fred

Walter Raleigh (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Master Wilford (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Frank Fathom (11) in Kiss in the Dark (12 May 1879 - 30 May 1879); De Beringhen (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Trip (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Green Jones (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Captain Charles (59) in Who Speaks First? (22 Mar 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Compton, Edward

Edmund Tressilian (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Modus (8) in Hunchback (17 May 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Frank Fathom (25) in Kiss in the Dark (12 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Dazzle (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Flipper (54) in Number One Round the Corner (31 May 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Sir Benjamin Backbite (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Conway, Harry B.

Francois (1) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879)

Cooper, Harwood

Bowyer (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Duchastel (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Stephen (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Captain Firedrake (48) in Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879); Cool (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); second floor lodger (54) in Number One Round the Corner (31 May 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); corporal (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); captain of archers (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Snake (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Jenkins (131) in Shrimps for Two (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Maltby (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Nicodemus Nobbs (36) in Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Edgar, Edward F.

Baradas (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Flockton, Charles P.

Tony Foster (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Charles the Sixth (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Lord Tinsel (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Max Harkaway (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Sir Peter Teazle (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Melter Moss (2) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 3 May 1879)

Forbes-Robertson, Ian

Chevalier de Boisredon (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879)

George, Edward J.

Wayland Smith (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Camusot (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Master Heartwell (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Adolphus Jessamy (48) in Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879); Mr. Selim Pettibone (36) in Kiss in the Dark (12 Apr 1879 - 30 May 1879); Mark Meddle (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Nobbler (54) in Number One Round the Corner (31 May 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Chamboran (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Sam Sloeleaf (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878); Crabtree (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Mr. Gibson (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Potter (79) in Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Grayson

Lord Hunsdon (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); third secretary (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Harcourt, Charles

Modus (45) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 16 May 1879); Sir Harcourt Courtly (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Count d'Aubeterre (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Hawkshaw (2) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 3 May 1879)

Irish, Frederick W.

Mr. Pillicoddy (1) in Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879); Melter Moss (49) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (2 Aug 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Johnstone, James

seneschal (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

LaBlache, Luigi

Victor (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Langdon

Lord Shrewsbury (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879)

Markby, Robert B.

Earl of Sussex (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Hugonnet (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Huguet (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Rowley (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Moreland, Frank

Mr. Moggridge (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878); Mr. Andrew Muddlebank (131) in Shrimps for Two (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Morris, J.

Joseph (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Neville, Henry G.

Earl of Leicester (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Perrinet Leclerc (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Master Walter (27) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 30 May 1879); Sir Thomas Clifford (26) in Hunchback (24 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Charles Courtly (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Pierre Lorance (18) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 21 Sep 1878); Charles Surface (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Robert Brierley (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Pateman, Robert

Michael Lambourne (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Bornibus (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Fathom (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Dolly Spanker (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Moses (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); James Dalton (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Ernest Militant (79) in Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Shore, James G.

Louis XIII (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Smithson

porter (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Williams (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); James (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Jim (54) in Number One Round the Corner (31 May 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); officer (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); second secretary (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Lady Sneerwell's servant (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); waiter (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Stephens, William H.

Joseph (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Stirling, Arthur

Lazare (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Vezin, Hermann

Richard Varney (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Count d'Armagmac (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Master Walter (26) in Hunchback (24 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Sir Thomas Clifford (27) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 30 May 1879); Pierre Lorance (113) in Proof (23 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Richelieu (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Joseph Surface (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Hawkshaw (49) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (2 Aug 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Waring, Herbert

Gaylove (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); second sergeant (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Harry Fielding (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878); Careless (8) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 29 May 1879); Alexander Johnson (131) in Shrimps for Two (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Weston, George H.

Giles Gosling (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Duke of Orleans (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Careless (14) in School for Scandal (31 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Wigan, Horace

Sir Oliver Surface (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Wilson

servant to Charles (14) in School for Scandal (31 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Actresses

Bandmann, Mrs. Daniel E.

Valentine (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Barry, Miss Kate

Adrienne, as a child (113) in Proof (23 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Beere, Mrs. Bernard

Julie de Mortemar (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Bentley, Miss

Louise (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Bentley, Miss K.

Araminta (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878); Mrs. Muddlebank (131) in Shrimps for Two (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Julia (36) in Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Billington, Mrs. John

Duchess d'Aubeterre (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Compton, Miss

Jacqueline (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Marion de Lorme (5) in Richelieu (2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Coveney, Miss Harriet

Flibbertigibbet (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Madame Bornibus (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Priscilla Firedrake (48) in Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879); Mrs. Pettibone (36) in Kiss in the Dark (12 Apr 1879 - 30 May 1879); Mrs. Pillicoddy (1) in Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879); Mrs. Willoughby (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Mrs. Militant (47) in Who Speaks First? (5 Apr 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Coveney, Miss Jane

Martha (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Mrs. Moggridge (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878)

Drummond, Miss Dolores

Madeleine (53) in Proof (2 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Foote, Miss Lydia

Amy Robsart (29) in Amy Robsart (30 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Helen (53) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Grace Harkaway (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Maria (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); May Edwards (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Mrs. Militant (32) in Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879 - 4 Apr 1879)

George, Miss Emily

Susan (36) in Turn Him Out (21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Harris, Miss Maria

Araminta (48) in Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879); Emily St. Evremond (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Janet Foster (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Gontran (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Perkins (48) in Jessamy's Courtship (2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879); Mary (36) in Kiss in the Dark (12 Apr 1879 - 30 May 1879); Pert (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Sarah Blunt (1) in Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879); Julie (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Francois (4) in Richelieu (19 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879); Sarah Tibbs (95) in Sarah's Young Man (2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878); Lady Teazle's maid (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879); Sam Willoughby (51) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879); Smart (79) in Who Speaks First? (27 Feb 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Mrs. O'Scuttle (1) in Poor Pillicoddy (27 Sep 1879); Mrs. Candour (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Merrell, Miss

Duchess of Rutland (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879)

Moodie, Miss Louise M.

Madeleine (78) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 30 Nov 1878)

Neilson, Miss Adelaide

Amy Robsart (10) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 28 Jun 1879); Isabel of Bavaria (20) in Crimson Cross (27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879); Julia (45) in Hunchback (22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879); Lady Teazle (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Pateman, Miss Bella

Queen Elizabeth (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879); Julia (8) in Hunchback (29 Apr 1879 - 17 May 1879); Lady Gay Spanker (2) in London Assurance (19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879); Adrienne (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879); Lady Sneerwell (22) in School for Scandal (14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Rimbault, Miss

Adrienne, as a child (18) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 21 Sep 1878)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Madame Deprets (131) in Proof (2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Thornton, Miss

Lady Paget (39) in Amy Robsart (18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879)

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Amy Robsart

(drama, 4 acts) by Andrew Halliday, William C. Levey (comp), Henri Dewinne (chor) (39 times, 18 Jun 1879 - 1 Aug 1879)

Summary Cast:

* Crimson Cross, The

(romantic drama, 4 chronicles) by Clement W. Scott, E. Manuel (20 times, 27 Feb 1879 - 21 Mar 1879)

Summary Cast:

Hunchback, The

(drama, 5 acts) by James S. Knowles (53 times, 22 Mar 1879 - 2 Jun 1879)

Summary Cast:

Jessamy's Courtship

(farce) by Colin H. Hazlewood (48 times, 2 Aug 1879 - 26 Sep 1879)

Summary Cast:

Kiss in the Dark, A

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (36 times, 12 Apr 1879 - 30 May 1879)

Summary Cast:

London Assurance

(comedy, 5 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (2 times, 19 Apr 1879 - 10 May 1879)

Summary Cast:

Number One Round the Corner

(farce) by William Brough (54 times, 31 May 1879 - 1 Aug 1879)

Summary Cast:

Poor Pillicoddy

(farce) by John M. Morton (1 time, 27 Sep 1879)

Summary Cast:

Proof; or, A Celebrated Case

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Francis C. Burnand (131 times, 2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Summary Cast:

Richelieu[; or, The Conspiracy]

(drama) by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (5 times, 2 Jul 1879 - 9 Aug 1879)

Summary Cast:

Sarah's Young Man

(farce) by William E. Suter (95 times, 2 Sep 1878 - 20 Dec 1878)

Summary Cast:

School for Scandal, The

(comedy, 5 acts) by Richard B. Sheridan (22 times, 14 May 1879 - 17 Jun 1879)

Summary Cast:

Shrimps for Two

(farce) by Unknown (131 times, 2 Sep 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Summary Cast:

Ticket-of-Leave Man, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Tom Taylor (51 times, 26 Apr 1879 - 27 Sep 1879)

Summary Cast:

Turn Him Out

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (36 times, 21 Dec 1878 - 1 Feb 1879)

Summary Cast:

Who Speaks First?

(comedietta) by Charles Dance (79 times, 27 Feb 1879 - 30 May 1879)

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Genre

Songs, Composers, And Singers

Dances, Choreographers, And Dancers


Adelphi Theatre

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